Hi everybody and welcome to Courtney Mason Illustration!


My goal is to translate written and verbal ideas into visual imagery that is colorful, compelling, and clearly communicate the objectives of the client. I pride myself on my versatility and am confident in my abilities to tackle any challenge both effectively and efficiently. I am open to creative opportunities in a variety of markets such as but not limited to Graphic Design, Advertising, Editorial, Book Publishing, and especially Post Production for Entertainment.


My "dream job" is to someday have a career within the animation industry. The holy trio or trifecta of skills will be in character design, storyboarding, and character animation. I have experience in experimental animation, stop motion, claymation, 2D and 3D animation using Autodesk Maya, Photoshop, and Final Cut Pro. In 2011, I received a grant from the Women's Education and Leadership Fund to conduct a study of animation through research and practical application. I learned the fundamentals and foundations of 3D animation through the Ianimate Advanced Character Animation Program and I am continuing my education through Animation Mentor School for Character Animation online starting this upcoming fall 2012.


I am very much a team player, but also a self starter and driven towards success. Since I was a child, I was an entrepreneur, a quality I believe I enherited from my father. This sense of leadership and drive has always helped me optimize every opportunity and has given me confidence in the value of my ideas. While I am very dedicated to clients needs before my own needs, I always feel like I have something to learn and something to give.

Monday, February 13, 2012

me at age 6...painting.  that little girl keeps me goin! 

Sunday, February 5, 2012

one step closer

so here I am listening to chrisitna perri,  and doodling in my room.

I am still figuring out what I am doing for my senior project. I am doing two graphic novel children's books.  One is called "Our wondrous World of Troubles"  and basically creates a kid friendly optimistic way of looking at common struggles and difficult situations that people encounter every day.

The other I think will be called "Ele-fat to Ele-fit," which is the idea for my animation that I will turn into a graphic novel/comic strip sorta set up of my story board.

4 pages worth for the graphic novel, and 4 full color spreads for the "Our Wondrous World of Troubles"

Here goes nothin...stay posted